By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Distributed by The Sports Xchange
There are 15 days remaining before the 2014 Daytona 500; hence, the number for today is:
15: Jeff Gordon's starting position for the 2005 Daytona 500, in what would become the most recent of his three victories in the Great American Race. That event marked the first and only time a driver had won the most prestigious NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event from 15th on the grid since Lee Petty triumphed in a photo finish in 1959, the first running of the race. In his other two Daytona 500 wins, Gordon started sixth (1997) and first (1999).